Secure email

Jeffrey B.Ferland autocracy at
Fri Jun 1 13:35:59 PDT 2001

On Friday 01 June 2001 15:34, you wrote:

> I'm in the process of setting up in and outgoing email services on my LFS
> machine and I've stumbled upon a question I haven't been able to find the
> answer to yet. Is there any protocols for checking email that doesn't use
> plaintext password. I haven't even been able to figure out if pop3 uses
> plaintext passwords, I think it does but I'm not sure or if there is any
> way to make it use some good form of encrypted passwords...

2 choices - pop4  (I think - I'm probably wrong. But there is a protocol 
similar to pop3 that oes what you want), and ssh port forwarded. And pop3 
does use plaintext.

> Also, are there any email programs (MDA's and MTA's mainly) that anyone
> can recomend on the basis of security? I'm setting up qmail right now,
> since sendmail seems to have to many exploits...

Can't help you there...

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